20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Children

1. Tucking them into bed at night. Someday they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying good night, pulling up the covers, and kissing their heads is a gift. ...more
Thank you Thank You Thank You. It's so easy to get caught up in the insanity of every day life. ... more

Is Your School Banning Cheetos? How the New Smart Snacks in School Guidelines May Affect the Classroom Party

How schools apply these new standards to non-cafeteria food such as classroom parties, fundraisers, or after school events is up to each school. Some states are working to ban certain snacks entirely from the school such as Flaming Hot Cheetos. Others are leaving it in the hands of the principal to decide whether they want to allow parents to supply cupcakes for the Halloween party, or whether they need to keep in-school celebrations non-food related. ...more
My son's school put restrictions on class parties last year. My kids seemed just as happy with ... more

The Ghost of Future Fatness

Like Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, I have just been given a glimpse of what my life could be like if I don't finally get my eating habits under control.  ...more
@AmyGrogan  Thank you so much for the positive reinforcement. You are exactly right about 1 ... more

Attention All Smokers - I'm Sorry for being a Hypocrite!

Smokers of the world, I owe you a huge, fat, f%$#@*! apology. For  years, I was smug. I couldn't understand why smokers would knowingly  "take 7 minutes off their life" with every cigarette. I  arrogantly smirked at the stupidity of spending  thousands of dollars on a habit that would  eventually kill you. ...more
@Only-Mama  Awww...thank you. I am all about "Let's be honest" because I feel that we grow up ... more

Attention All Smokers - I'm Sorry for being a Hypocrite!

Smokers of the world, I owe you a huge, fat, f%$#@*! apology. For  years, I was smug. I couldn't understand why smokers would knowingly  "take 7 minutes off their life" with every cigarette. I  arrogantly smirked at the stupidity of spending  thousands of dollars on a habit that would  eventually kill you. ...more
@annielogue  I should share - less that ends up in my belly! I think I've just felt like a ... more

Hey, Dance Teacher! Parents Work!

My cell phone rang yesterday at 3pm. I was in a meeting so I didn’t pick up the voicemail until 3:45. The message was from my daughter’s dance instructor. She was letting me know that my daughter’s 6pm Thursday dance class, was changing to a 5pm Thursday dance class, effective that night. In one hour and 15 minutes. Really? What if, like me, my husband took a 6:15 train home from the city?...more
I LOVE it! I've been making the transition from SAHM to working part - time and now towards ... more

My Crisper: Where Good Vegetables Go To Die

Apparently I am running some sort of subsidy program for the Vegetable Farmers of America. Each week I buy crisp, vibrant produce while visions of soup, stir fry and salad dance in my head. Yet three weeks later these once nutrient laden powerhouses lie limp, bruised and rotting in the bottom of my fridge. The promise of nourishing meals having been erased by the realities of busy schedules, bad habits and picky palates....more
 @Jennifer Perkins Those are creative ideas for kale! I'll have to try them. more

My Crisper: Where Good Vegetables Go To Die

Apparently I am running some sort of subsidy program for the Vegetable Farmers of America. Each week I buy crisp, vibrant produce while visions of soup, stir fry and salad dance in my head. Yet three weeks later these once nutrient laden powerhouses lie limp, bruised and rotting in the bottom of my fridge. The promise of nourishing meals having been erased by the realities of busy schedules, bad habits and picky palates....more
 @Momaical  A friend had me try the tiny peppers the other day for the first time. I was ... more

My Crisper: Where Good Vegetables Go To Die

Apparently I am running some sort of subsidy program for the Vegetable Farmers of America. Each week I buy crisp, vibrant produce while visions of soup, stir fry and salad dance in my head. Yet three weeks later these once nutrient laden powerhouses lie limp, bruised and rotting in the bottom of my fridge. The promise of nourishing meals having been erased by the realities of busy schedules, bad habits and picky palates....more
 @joyfulchallenge  Thank you! That sounds like a great dip! more

Will I Ever Just Eat Like a Normal Person?

The other morning I caught myself wondering if I would EVER be able to just go through a day without thinking or fretting or purposely denying thoughts and behaviors around food.  Sighing.  It seems almost impossible.I have this idea that I will get down to a healthy weight and will have met my goal and all will be easy after that.   I'll be able to eat more calories to sustain that level and exercise will have somehow easily and magically knit its way into my daily life. I have a suspician that it will not be so easy....more
"And I also noticed that the desire to graze and eat is vastly diminished now that I'm feeling ... more